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In Shia Islam, Shimr b. Dhi al-Jawshan (Farsi: Shemr, Arabic: Shimr) is viewed as a villainous figure who was the paternal cousin of Umm ul-Banin and who is usually associated with the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein ibn Ali at the Battle of Karbala. Shemr was the son of Zeljoshan who hailed from one of Arabia's tribes. Shia traditions relate that Shimr was eventually killed by Mukhtar al-Thaqafi's troops who wished to take revenge upon Hussain and his family's killers  His body was then torn to pieces by wild dogs.
Shemr is depicted in the passion plays during the Shia festival of Ashura.